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Flag for New Zealand May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Max view in Wellington
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Wellington: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Wellington, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:07 PM May 165:11 PM May 165:55 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:32 PM158°South-southeast27.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:27 PM145°Southeast22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:29 PM133°Southeast15.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 4:11 PM125°Southeast9.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:53 PM118°East-southeast1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:07 PM116°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonMay 16 at 5:11 PM115°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Wellington would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:55 PM109°East-southeast7.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:50 PM101°East17.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Wellington (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Wellington.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Wellington

Eclipse Visibility from WellingtonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Wellington, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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